The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Start a new business in the new year

For those who want to start the new year with a new business venture, the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center and SCORE Detroit offer the following workshops in January. Links to other business development resource websites are in the right column of this page.

WATERFORD TWP.
Walk-In Start-Up Thursdays
Walk-In-Start-Up Thursdays is 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, non holiday. Walk In Start Up Thursdays Small Business counseling initiative is for individuals who want to launch a business but don’t know where to begin. They will receive confidential, one-on-one advice from an experienced business consultant with no appointment necessary. There is no fee. Walk-in sessions are available on a first come, first served basis and each session is limited to 15 minutes. Visit 
www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops,com or call 248-858-0783.
LATHRUP VILLAGE
Business Start-up The Essentials
This is an initial workshop hosted by SCORE Detroit for setting up a new business with "How To" information and a description of legal entities. The workshop is 8:45 am to noon, Wednesday Jan. 14 at Michigan First Credit Union, 27000 Evergreen Road, Lathrup Village. The cost is $25. Veterans may attend at no charge. For more information, visit www.detroit.score.org (Local Workshops) or call 313-226-7947.

WATERFORD TWP.
Business Research
Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion workshop is 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. The workshop is free but registration is required at www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops,com or call 248-858-0783.

WATERFORD TWP.
CEED Small Business Loan Orientation
CEED Small Business Loan Orientation is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. Discover the requirements and process necessary to apply and obtain a CEED small business loan.
The workshop is free but registration is required at www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops.com or call 248-858-0783.

WATERFORD TWP.
Starting a Business
Starting a Business workshop is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It is free but registration is required at www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops,com or call 248-858-0783.

LATHRUP VILLAGE
Business Start-up Marketing
BP 102-Business Start-up Marketing is 8:45 am to noon, Wednesday Jan. 21 at Michigan First Credit Union, 27000 Evergreen Road, Lathrup Village, The cost is $25. For more information, visit www.detroit.score.org (Local Workshops) or call 313-226-7947.

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